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Understanding Bipolar Disorder Medications

About the Course:

The course presentation will focus on the exploring the background of bipolar disorder, an evaluation of the DSM-V for the diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and the available treatment options (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) for the condition.

This course is based on the , Understanding Bipolar Disorder Medications created by Abimbola Farinde, PhD, PharmD, LCDC, LPC in 2020.

Publication Date:

2020

Course Material Author

Abimbola Farinde, PhD, PharmD, LCDC, LPC

Dr. Farinde is a professor at Columbia State University and has published multiple articles about psychopharmacotherapy. Dr. Farinde has worked as a clinical specialist for the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood. As a devoted clinical pharmacy specialist and addictions counselor who excels in all clinical environments, she has worked with active duty soldiers with dual diagnoses of a traumatic brain injury and a psychiatric disorder providing medication therapy management and disease state management. Dr. Farinde has also worked with mentally impaired and developmentally disabled individuals at a state supported living center. The breadth of her clinical practice allows her to bring a unique perspective to her educational material. In 2021, Dr. Farinde was awarded the Davida Coady Gorham Medical Professional of the Year award.

Course Creator

Sandi Cardaman

Sandi Cardaman has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for more than 15 years. She has worked with eating disorders, domestic violence and clients who are working with the dependency system.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define the background/origins of bipolar disorder.

  2. Provide assessments and diagnostic criteria (DSM-V) for bipolar disorder

  3. Discuss the (non-pharmacological and pharmacological) treatment interventions available for bipolar disorder

Course Material

Course Material

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Course Number 102917
  • 1.25 CE credit hour
  • ASWB ACE: 1 CE credit hour

  • Recorded Webinar
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